We're very happy to be celebrating rituals in person again! Beltane 2021 was our first one back, and it was marvelous to celebrate with with real live Druids again. Our moots are still online, as it seems more convenient for many people's schedules.
Visitors may attend our moots and public ceremonies; please email us for details of the location.
Private ceremonies may be attended only by members. How can you become a member? Meet with us at any three public events, and if you and we agree it's a good fit, you can join! Membership FAQ
2021 Ceremonies, Moots and Festivals
|Antiracism||Sun, January 19th||7 PM||Zoom|
|Imbolc||Sat, January 30th||12 PM||Zoom|
|Member checkup||Sun, March 7th||2 PM||Zoom|
|Equinox||Alban Eilir||Sun, March 21st||12 PM||Zoom|
|Social||Sat, April 10th||1 PM||Zoom|
|Beltane||Sun, May 2nd||1 PM||A member's home in Boulder|
|Earth Weaving ritual||Sun, May 30th||1 PM||Online|
|Solstice||Alban Hefin||Sat, Jun 19th ceremony|
until Sun, June 20th (optional)
overnight celebration/vigil (optional)
|A member's home in Greely|
|Sun, July 11th||11 AM||A member's home in Boulder|
|Lughnasadh||Sat, July 31st||11 AM||A park in Arvada or short hike in Boulder|
|Celtic days at Renfest||July 24th - 25th||multi-day||Larkspur, CO|
|Dragonfest||August 4th - August 8th||multi-day||Virtual/online in 2021|
|Air Weaving ritual||Sat, August 28th||12 PM||TBD|
|Scot-Irish Highland Festival||September 10th - 11th||multi-day||Estes Park, CO|
|Dragonoak||September 16th - 20th||multi-day||Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania|
|Equinox||Alban Elfed||Sun, September 19th||11 AM||A public park in Arvada|
|Fire Weaving ritual||Sat, October 9th||12 PM||TBD|
|Samhuinn||Sun, October 31st||5 PM||A member's home in Boulder|
|2022 Planning||Sat, November 20th||12 PM||TBD|
|Solstice||Alban Arthan||Sun, December 19th||11 AM||A public park in Arvada|
|Drumming Up the Sun||Tue, December 21st||sunrise!||Red Rocks Amphitheater|
|Other festival news|
|Postponed till 2022||MAGUS||June||multi-day||Gore, Virginia|
|Postponed till 2022||Untamed||May||multi-day||Berthoud, Colorado|
|Colorado Renfest||June - August||Eight Weekends||Larkspur, Colorado|
A Moot is a meeting of grove members to perform a group practice, or just to have social time. Visitors may meet us at Social moots.
What are the Element Weaving Rituals? Each of these is a practice from an OBOD Gwers in the Bardic grade, beneficial to those who've already passed them or not. They're simple rituals that work well when someone leads you through the individual steps, so there's no distraction from referring repeatedly to text or starting/stopping audio. They work well over Zoom and we'll continue to host them for our moot attendees as an extra benefit.
Drumming Up the Sun is a unique opportunity--each winter solstice, over a hundred people gather before dawn in the upper rows at Red Rocks to drum our hearts out in anticipation of the sun's return. Bring your djembe, bodhran, dunun, doumbek or tambourine and join in this joyful celebration of the great wheel turning. This year our Yule ceremony falls on the same date, so we'll plan it to mesh with this early event, yet you can attend either one or both according to your desire.
For more information, send us an email at [email protected]
Our grove serves members along the Colorado Front Range (US) including the Denver and Boulder metropolitan areas. We hold most of our public ceremonies in Arvada, and private events at member's homes from south of Denver, up to Boulder, and into the foothills.